2017 was the first year I was able to fully participate in Me Made May. My definition of “fully participate” was to wear at least one me-made garment each day. At that point, I’d only been sewing for two years and some change, so it felt pretty incredible to be able to wear at least one handmade garment for 31 days with a moderate amount of repetition.
Looking back, participating really upped my productivity. I made quite a few new garments that month like the Roberts Collection Dungarees, the Mitchell Dress, two Lou Box Tops, Emerson Crop Pants, Moji Pants, AND I finished the Kelly Anorak. Although, Me Made May wasn’t the only reason my productivity skyrocketed… I’m a teacher. May is tough. Sewing is therapy.
I posted my outfits in my Instagram stories because I knew I wouldn’t be able to get well lit photos each day due to my job and lengthy commute.
#MMMay17 – click on the gallery to see each photo
I plan to participate in my stories again this year. Are you participating?